Boehler was president of the Skyjack Group, a major Canadian manufacturer of aerial lift equipment, including scissorlifts, boomlifts, and telehandlers. During his 16 years at Skyjack, he led the company through a period of very high growth and performance improvement. Before joining Skyjack, he worked for seven years at Tigercat International, in various engineering and technical positions. Tigercat is a privately owned Canadian manufacturer of high-quality forestry equipment and specialized off-road industrial machinery. Boehler is a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, having served as an engineering officer in the Construction Engineering Section. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Western Ontario and has completed the Executive Development Program at the Ivey Business School.